Civil liability and compensation for damage in connection with the carriage of hazardous and noxious substances: Chinese perspective

Bingying Dong, Ling Zhu

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The International Convention on Liability and Compensation for Damage in Connection with the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea (the HNS Convention) has not entered into force. In China, a two-tier compensation regime has been established for vessel-source oil pollution damage, but this regime does not address damage in connection with the carriage of HNS by sea. This article examines the Chinese law approach to civil liability and compensation for damage in this respect, and discusses whether there is an adequate framework in place to address issues that may arise.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-224
Number of pages16
JournalOcean Development and International Law
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019


  • China
  • Compensation
  • HNS
  • Liability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Law

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